Having recently released the first single from their forthcoming sophomore LP TILT, Confidence Man enlists Erol Alkan and Bruise to remix their “Holiday.” Confidence Man is known for their feel-good dance-forward flair, and their enlisted remixers are no different.
Adding a bit of acid funk to their “Holiday” is rule breaker Erol Alkan. Well known for blending orthodox dance music with unorthodox taste, the Mixmag-celebrated DJ of the year puts a unique spin on Confidence Man’s lead single. Textural analog synths elevate the club infused rework to new heights, as Alkan flexes his hand at reinventing already exciting tunes. A master remixer through and through, Erol Alkan brings a wondrous new listening experience to listeners worldwide.
“I hadn’t spent much time in the studio over the last few years, I hardly had much drive to be creative during lockdown’s 18 or so months and looking back I can fully understand why,” explains Alkan on his creative process. “So it meant that I didn’t rework any artists music since 2018. When Jeff Barrett sent me ‘Holiday’, I couldn’t say ‘no’. It’s energy and sentiment were ingredients I wanted to work with, and I’ve always liked the band. I saw them turn the Scala upside down a few years back and I’ve been a fan since. I made the rework in a day, I knew exactly what I wanted to create within moments of exploring the multi-tracks. Those mixes which come fast are usually my favourites, and this one is definitely one of them.”
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